Building for Bushfire

Bushfire-Prone Areas

Development standards for bushfire protection apply to new use and development within a ‘bushfire-prone area’. 

A ‘bushfire-prone area’ for the purposes of Tasmanian planning and building regulation includes:

  1. Land that is within the boundary of a bushfire-prone area shown on an overlay on a planning scheme map; or

  2. Where there is no overlay on a planning scheme map, land that is within 100m of an area of bushfire-prone vegetation equal to or greater than 1 hectare.

Mapping for the Hobart and Clarence Local Government Areas has been completed and incorporated into the respective planning schemes. This can be viewed through the LIST website.

TFS is currently working with Local Government to complete mapping for all remaining Local Government Areas.